Mythology Upon the Table

The Experimental Theater, NTCH

In his Mythologiques, Claude Lévi-Strauss mentioned that the myths of different cultures are surprisingly similar. From such an idea, Director Baboo develops a special story line to construct a micro world view created by mythologies on a dinner table. Audiences will join artists from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India and the Philippines to take part in the dinner banquet. The huge table is the stage for performance, where the artists present the “key mythology” from their respective cultures and, following the tradition of the Arabian Nights, improvise with all sorts of utensils, cutlery, food and seasoning materials to create necessary scenes and sounds.

Stories begin with their original appearances, pass on, and then will be deconstructed, combed or even occupied by artists. Through the epic-like journey, they will return to the starting point at the “last night” with brand-new faces.
The performance cooked with Mythologiques seems a dé·jà vu but is in fact unprecedented. You are cordially invited to join the dinner banquet to re-taste and re-digest the mythologies with modern perspectives and thinking.

The Experimental Theater, NTCH
2020 The Experimental Theater, NTCH

Director :Baboo LIAO
Producer: YANG Po-han
Assistant Director: WEN Si-ni
Playwright: HO Ying-keun
Stage Design: LI Po-lin
Light Design: TENG Cheng-wei
Sound Design: Blaire KO
Visual design: NIEH Yung-chen
Costume Design: Jamo Chen
Stage Manager: TENG Hsiang-ting
Cast:LIN Su-lien (Taiwan)、LIU Yen-cheng (Taiwan)、XIAO Dong-yi (Taiwan)、Sharanya Ramprakash (India)、Kanako Hayashi (Japan)、Russ Ligtas (the Philippines)、Hyung Seok Jeon (South Korea)